Heartland Credit Union (Heartland) was one of 14 credit unions across the state of Minnesota participating in an orchestrated day to spread kindness in communities on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12.
Heartland volunteers visited Timber Hills Senior Living in Inver Grove Heights to assist with a variety of activities for the residents, including bingo and an Oktoberfest event. Timber Hills provides seniors a variety of comfortable living options from townhomes and senior apartments to assisted living.
“We’re always looking for ways to give back to our community and this is a great opportunity,” said Kathy Harrington, Heartland President.
Credit unions subscribe to the foundational philosophy of “People Helping People,” which is demonstrated by their cooperative structures, support of financial education, and active engagement within their communities. Around the state, nearly 1,000 credit union employees will dedicate more than 6,200 total volunteer hours to scatter kindness in their communities. Participating credit unions estimate that the collective reach through efforts on this day impacted more than 18,000 people.
“I’m proud to see Minnesota credit unions team together for such a great cause. I look forward to watching it grow in the coming years,” said Harrington.